Make less trash [Guide]

Zero waste doesn’t mean producing or consuming nothing. It’s about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.

“We make less waste and eventually when we can shift the way manufactures design and create stuff (and we have the infrastructure to recover) then we will live in a circular economy (zero waste) and that word zero will actually mean zero. Until then, do your best, start small, and voice your consumer opinion! Change won’t happen until we speak up and use our consumer power as much as we can.”

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Mindful Decluttering [Infographic]

This infographic demonstrates some of the reasons we hoard, how it affects us and why we should declutter. There are also some handy tips on how best to organize.

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Home Improvements: Greenovate! [Infographic]

With energy costs rising by an average of 6 percent every year, what’s a homeowner to do? Green-ovate! After working to pay for themselves, many green home improvements have a return on investment that far outperforms CDs, savings accounts, and the stock market. If you’re looking for a place to put your money, these home improvements have the highest rate of return.

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Green Documentaries: That Sugar Film

Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

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Myths about Recycling [Infographic]

With so many misconceptions about recycling swirling around, a little knowledge can go a long way towards helping you make wise decisions about how to dispose of your trash. If you didn’t know the truth behind all these myths it would be easy to think that recycling wasn’t worth our time, effort, or money but that could not be farther from the truth. While it certainly isn’t a perfect solution to dealing with our trash problem, recycling is an important part of our long-term sustainability strategy. Simply put, the pros of recycling outweigh the cons in almost all situations.

Take a closer look at some of these myths!

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DIY: Plastic Workshop Machine [Video]

Precious Plastic: A project by Dave Hakkens

Precious Plastic developed DIY machines that enable everyone to build a little plastic workshop. A plan that will allow people, anywhere in the world to transform plastic waste into valuable things.

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Limits of Recycling [Video]

Limits to recycling by The Fuse School

“Learn the basics about the limits to recycling. Yes, there can be limits to recycling, depending on which materials can or cannot be recyclable, on its cost and how involved society is.”

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